Here's Part 2 of my walk in The Baylands Nature Preserve next to Matadero Creek and Mayfield Slough (Part 1 here).
A northern shoveler in the slough.
An EVA Air jet flies overhead.
The marsh, part of a vast flood control basin, is diked off from San Francisco Bay behind a tidegate and weirs.
A northern harrier maneuvers over the marsh, looking for small rodents.
Mayfield Slough, looking downstream, and upstream.
A Beech A36 comes in for a landing at nearby Palo Alto Airport.
A white-tailed kite hovers over the marsh.
A turkey vulture soars overhead.
Another small plane heads toward the airport.